Closets Conference & Expo News

Award-winning designer Laurie Haefele opens 2022 Closets Conference

SAN DIEGO, Calif.  – The 2022 Closets Conference, co-located with Wood Pro Expo, in San Diego, California, opened to a full house with approximately 145 registered conference attendees. The morning kicked off with an opening keynote from award-winning designer Laurie Haefele, Associate AIA, ASID, NKBA, Haefele Design, located in Santa Monica, California.

Event Coverage

Seminars come back to Madison College

MADISON, Wis. -- In the decade before the pandemic, the Cabinetmaking and Millwork program at Madison College hosted more than thirty industry-sponsored seminars. COVID forced the college to put these on hold, but after a two-year hiatus, in April the program held an event focusing on Treating & Altering Surfaces. The all-day seminar featured classroom presentations and live demonstrations.

Woodworking Industry News

POLL: Man or Machine: Where do you put your money?

In an recent Twitter poll, the, asked a simple question:  Managers, if you had a choice between a skilled worker who was reliable and quick on their feet, or a shiny new piece of equipment, would you choose the hard-to-come-by skilled worker or the shiny new woodworking machine?   While respondents were small, the numbers were telling. With nearly 8 of 10 respondents responding that they would prefer a skilled worker over a new machine. 

Woodworking Industry News

Bring Disney into your home

Disney has launched Disney Home, a design brand selling furnishings, home accessories and limited-edition collaborations.  Disney Home brings together various existing products under one roof including kids' bedding and homeware made by Disney and its affiliated designers and retailers. It also introduces some new products, with Disney promising "aspirational furniture" and "bespoke design pieces".